LVL is hiring a Speech recognition expert and a Speech synthesis expert

We are looking for experts in speech recognition and in speech synthesis. At LVL you will be joining a research team working on exciting developments in language technology as a part of the Icelandic Language Technology Programme (

Job Duties:

  • Conduct independent research in the fields of speech processing, machine learning, speech recognition/synthesis and human-computer interaction.
  • Work with a team of other experts in carrying out the Speech Recognition/Synthesis part of the Icelandic Language Technology Programme.
  • Publish and disseminate research findings in journals and present at conferences.
  • Actively take part in scientific and industrial cooperation projects.
  • Assist in supervising Bachelor’s/Master’s students.


  • MSc/PhD degree in engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics or similar. Good programming skills (e.g. C++ and Python) and knowledge of Linux (necessary).
  • Good knowledge of a deep learning library such as PyTorch or TensorFlow (necessary).
  • Good knowledge of KALDI (preferable). Background in language technology (preferable).
  • Good skills in writing and understanding shell scripts (preferable).

All applications must be accompanied by a good CV with information about previous jobs, education, references etc. It is also optional to attach a cover letter where the applicant can justify the reasons for being the right person for the job.

Applications deadline is October 4th 2020. Applications are only accepted through RU’s recruitment system at All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential.

Further information about the job is provided by Jón Guðnason, Associate Professor,, and Ester Gústavsdóttir, Director of Human Resources,

The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.

You can apply at: by selecting “Sækja um/Apply Now” or .

Summer jobs at LVL

We want you at LVL

Automatic translatation from English to Icelandic below with [human notes].

In collaboration with Reykjavík University, LVL is looking to hire 10 students full-time over the summer.

The duration is two months from the 10th of June and will consist, among other things, of gathering recordings for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Text-To-Speech (TTS) as well as transcribing speech recordings for other applications. You will go out into the world, meet other people and get a glimpse into the work which is being done to digitise Icelandic.

Application deadline is the 5th of June.

For further information and how to apply (in Icelandic) see here.

Í samstarfi við Háskólann í Reykjavík leitast LVL við að ráða 10 nemendur í fullu starfi yfir sumarið.

Tímalengdin er tveir mánuðir frá 10. júní og mun m.a. fela í sér upptökur fyrir sjálfvirka talfærslu [talgreiningu] (ASR) og textatal [talgervingu] (TTS) ásamt því að þýða talupptökur fyrir önnur forrit [fyrir önnur verkefni]. Þú munt fara út í heiminn, kynnast öðru fólki og láta sjá þig í verkinu sem er unnið til að stafvæða íslensku [taka þátt í vinnunni að gera íslensku stafræna].

Umsóknarfrestur er 5. júní næstkomandi.

Frekari upplýsingar og hvernig á að nota [sækja um] (á íslensku) sjá hér.

2019 Rannis Grants

Rannis (The Strategic Research and Development Programme for Language Technology) has awarded Hrafn two grants this year. Congratulations! The first project, Automatic Text Summarization (ATS) for Icelandic, will be worked on by a post-doctoral researcher and an Icelandic linguist in collaboration with, Morgunblaðið’s news website. The second one is Named Entity Recognition (NER) for Icelandic. Svanhvít Lilja Ingólfsdóttir and Ásmundur Guðjónsson, two students from the Language Technology (Máltækni) masters program will work on the NER project in collaboration with the Icelandic Stock Exchange. Welcome to LVL!

Anna Björk has also been awarded a grant, for her company, Grammatek ehf., in cooperation with the city of Akranes. Congratulations and we wish you all the best with your new endeavor!

More information regarding the ATS post-doctoral research position can be found at